ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio)
roomier; roomiest
: having ample room : spacious
of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding
roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside
Recent Examples on the Web The front pocket is surprisingly roomy too, with tons of organizational pockets—plus, there are two water bottle side pockets, each able to hold a 32-ounce container. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Sep. 2023 What to Consider A bit on the smaller size, this isn’t the roomiest bag on our list. Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2023 Even the roomiest bathrooms can feel cluttered when toiletries are in disarray. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 Thanks to its hatchback body style, the Sportback is impressively versatile and has one of the roomiest trunks in this segment. Becca Hackett, Car and Driver, 29 June 2023 The Odyssey’s second and third rows are among the roomiest in the class. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 22 Aug. 2023 On these long-haul flights, Japan Airlines offers some of the widest seats and roomiest pitch (the distance between rows) in across the entire industry. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 14 Mar. 2023 Consider one from chic Nour el Nil, which operates seven dahabiyas (the new Roman is the roomiest), or Zekrayaat, operated by Nile Dahabiya, or one from Lazuli Voyages. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 18 June 2023 Economy JetBlue is known for having some of the roomiest coach seats around. Eric Rosen, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of roomy was in 1581

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“Roomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio)
roomier; roomiest
: having plenty of room
roominess noun

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